John Lennon famously retired from the shackles of fame and the music business in 1975, walking away from his myth and legend to take care of his baby son. Five years later, he returned to the studio to lay down a whole bunch of songs that would result in the 'Double Fantasy' album.

Lennon was so prolific during this period that many of the songs were left unfinished. Following his tragic death on Dec. 8, 1980, the leftover material eventually found its way on posthumous albums. 'Borrowed Time,' inspired by a harrowing sailing trip, includes the line "Living on borrowed time without a thought for tomorrow" and was reportedly the first song recorded after Lennon resumed his career. It ended up on 1984's 'Milk and Honey' LP, where its lyrics seemed eerily, and sadly, prescient.

Hear John Lennon's 'Borrowed Time'